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Feb. 6: Grand Army of the Republic Museum & Library

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Start:
February 6, 2011 1:30 pm
End:
February 6, 2011 3:00 pm
Venue:
GAR Museum & LIbrary
Phone:
215-289-6484
Address:
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4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

It’s Black History Month and we’re about two months away from the 150th anniversary of  the beginning of the Civil War. So on this Sunday afternoon at 1:30, we talk about the war, black Americans and Octavius Catto as this treasure of a museum in Frankford hosts a Black history and Civil War history event that’s free and open to all. We’ll be selling and signing books, too.

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We like to talk. Our publicist put us in front of a video camera, asked three questions and then crossed his fingers. We're probably a little too serious at the beginning, but we loosen up as the video goes on.
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A Call to Arms

Click to get a closer look, you can see the name of Octavius Catto at the bottom, as well as his father's.

This broadside is eight feet high and was seen on windows in downtown Philadelphia in June, 1863, as black leaders called a meeting to convince black men to join the Union Army prior to Gettysburg.